Liner Shipping

UASC enters North Atlantic trade partnership

AJOT | February 17, 2015 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and emerging global carrier, has announced that it has agreed a new partnership with CMA CGM and Hamburg Süd to enter the North Atlantic trade. Read More »

CKYHE Alliance to reorganize Europe service network

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The CKYHE Alliance (COSCON, "K"Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin and Evergreen Line) is reorganizing their service network for Asia-North Europe and Asia-Mediterranean trades in 2015. Read More »

CMA CGM LOIRE and CMA CGM URAL: two new vessels to enter the CMA CGM fleet

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

The CMA CGM Group has announced that the CMA CGM LOIRE and the CMA CGM URAL were delivered on February 5th, and entered the fleet on February 13th and 14th. Read More »

UASC enters North Atlantic trade

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and emerging global carrier, has announced that it has agreed a new partnership with CMA CGM and Hamburg Süd to enter the North Atlantic trade.  Read More »

Asian supply lines hit by U.S. West Coast ports dispute

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

A labor dispute at ports on the U.S. West Coast is disrupting supply chains across the Pacific, forcing some Asian exporters to resort to costly air freight and pushing up shipping rates as more freighters are caught up in long lines to dock. Read More »

Why the Jones Act matters by John Ingold

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

In response to the recent opinion piece by the Heritage Foundation’s Bryan Riley (Feb. 6, 2015), the Jones Act is critical to our economy and security by keeping our ship building capacity operational and ensuring our sailors are qualified and competent to navigate safely on U.S. vessels and waterways. But the Act reaches further than this as well. Read More »

MOL appoints Rueto Skay as Costa Rican agent

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Effective February 1, 2015, MOL has appointed Rueto Skay as general agent in Costa Rica. Read More »

CMA CGM GRR - From all Mediterranean ports to all East Coast , Gulf ports USA

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

CMA CGM group hereby informs of a Rate Restoration Program - Effective April, 1st 2015 Read More »

SeaLand announces Price Calculation Date Change

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Effective March 15th, 2015, SeaLand will be changing the price calculation date for all non-FMC (Federal Maritime Commission) regulated shipments to the scheduled vessel departure date. Currently, we use the last container gate-in date. Read More »

Hyundai Heavy Industries union workers win court case

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | International Trade | Liner Shipping

The unionized workers of South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have won a court battle on Thursday, according to which HHI should count regular bonuses as base pay, Yonhap news agency said. Read More »

CMA CGM posts GRR - From all Asian ports, including Japan,  SEA and Bangladesh, to NJ

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports | Container Port

CMA CGM group hereby informs of a Rate Restoration Program on the SHAKA service : Effective March, 1st 2015. Read More »

Zachs predicts 2015 good year for shipowners

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Investment analyst Zach predicts 2015 will be good for the shipowners with sector specific risks projected to decline and new investment slated to flow in. Read More »

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. Issues Statement on Hanjin Decision to Leave Port of Portland

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Terminals | Terminal Operator | Ports | Container Port

ICTSI Oregon, Inc. issued the following statement and background in response to the decision of Hanjin to no longer call on the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 Read More »

Drewry: Importers and exporters getting short-changed on shipping reliability

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Liner service reliability fell to a record low in January as the effects of US West Coast congestion and the phasing-in of new alliance services took their toll, according to the Carrier Performance Insight, published online every month at http://cpi.drewry.co.uk by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Read More »

US port strike pushes up freight rates with ships held up offshore

Reuters | February 16, 2015 | Liner Shipping

A U.S. West Coast port strike is pushing up shipping freight rates as delays in offloading and taking on new cargo mean container ships are unavailable for new orders. Read More »

Freighter backlog worsens outside major U.S. West Coast ports

Reuters | February 15, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Growing numbers of freighters were backed up around the two busiest U.S. cargo hubs on Sunday because of a dispute between shipping companies and dockworkers that has led to a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast. Read More »

Maersk Line returns vessel service to Port of New Orleans

AJOT | February 12, 2015 | Liner Shipping

World’s Largest Carriers Part of 2M Alliance Offering Two Weekly Services from New Orleans Read More »

Shippers plan 4-day partial shutdown of U.S. West Coast ports

Reuters | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping

Shipping lines will partially shut down 29 U.S. West Coast ports for four of the next five days, the companies said on Wednesday, as they postponed the latest round of protracted labor talks with the dockworkers union amid mounting cargo backups at the harbors. Read More »

CMA CGM opens a new agency in Guatemala

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports

CMA CGM has opened a new agency in Guatemala Read More »

CMA CGM inaugurates its agency in South Turkey

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Liner Shipping | Ports & Terminals | Ports

Please be informed that CMA CGM has inaugurated "CMA CGM South Turkey Gemi Acenteligi A.S.” in partnership with Boutros & Levante Shipping and Trading Co. in Mersin, Iskenderun and Antalya: Read More »